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Sunday, 18 July 2010

The Footpush

I was lucky enough to have a holiday in Mexico September, 2008.  Paul only came out for the second week, so my friends and I did a couple of days chilling and a couple of excursions.  One of these excursions was called Garrafon Discovery. 

The bus took us to Cancun and then we took a speed boat out to Isla de Mujeras.  As much as it seems a very cliched experience, I thought it was a must that I chose to go swimming with the Dolphins when I had the chance.  And it was fabulous!  I swum out to do the footpush, and had given my camera to my friend.  I didn't realise it, but he had taken this series of photos!  I regret the way I look, but I don't regret him taking the photos or the experience. 

It was the monthly house challenge at UK Scrappers - use 7 photos or more, and then using a new technique.  I used the Impressions plate and the embossing pad on my Big Shot for the first time. 

It will be the first and last time I sew on glossy cardstock - what a nightmare!  The shiny texture on the cardstock caused the machine to slip and slide - a total pain. 

Supplies:  DCWV Taj Mahal , scrap of Rouge de Garance which I embossed with dots, scrap of Fancy Pants Delight on title.  Rhonna Farrer rub-on, which reads "Great things are done by a series of small things brought together - van gogh."   The title was cut out on my Cricut using "Opposites Attract" cartridge. 

My journalling reads:

1. How did they say to stand? 2. Oh wait! I’m not ready! 3. I don’t know if I want to do this! 4. I’m not sure if this is right …. 5. Oh, I don’t like this! 6. This feels really weird! 7. They said to put your arms up and lock your knees … 8. Oh no, here I go …. 9. It feels like I am flying through the water! 10. What a rush! 11. Who would have ever thought I would have done this? 12. I’m going quite fast … 13. Hey! Look at me! 14. Coming in to land. That was fantastic!

And so it was.  An unbelievable experience. 


  1. It certainly looks like an interesting experience! Love the LO, especially the sequence of photos.

  2. Wow, that must have been amazing! I used to see the dolphins often living in Durban but never swam with one! Love the layout and definitely great that you had the pictures!:)

  3. Thats some amazing memory - I love your layout, it's gorgeous.

  4. Wow what a fab thing to do - I love this layout and how you have managed to put so many photographs onto it.